Chandigarh, Dec 2: Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee general secretary and former MLA from Nabha, Ramesh Singla, today joined Shiromani Akali Dal in the presence of Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal here.
While inducting Singla into the party fold, Badal said the very fact that a popular and grass root leader like Singla was joining the SAD was proof that the Congress was on its death bed in Punjab. "This is not all", the SAD president said adding more Congress leaders would join the party in the coming days.
"All Congress men now realise this is possible by following the footsteps of chief minister Parkash Singh Badal and participating in the pro development movement launched by the SAD-BJP combine," he said.
Deputy CM assured that all Congress leaders joining the SAD would be accorded due status and respect in the party fold. Singla said he did not see any political future for the Congress in Punjab as its leaders were devoid of any vision.
He said he has been a kabaddi fan and promoting it since two decades but no party and political personality gave the due recognition to this rural game except Sukhbir.